Released to coincide with International Women’s Day, this timely ABC two-disc compilation reminds us just how many first-rate Australian composers are women, while hopefully providing a nudge to concert promoters that Australia boasts a rich catalogue of outstanding works, many of which deserve to get far more of a hearing in concert programs than is actually the case.

The first disc is devoted to three 20th-century pioneers who successfully pushed back against the system in order to get their music played, and in this case recorded too. The First Piano Concerto of Miriam Hyde (1913 – 2005) is a substantial and richly Romantic work that can hold its own alongside the...